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On Saturday, 11 December an unusual Christmas exhibition was staged in Greenhill Community Library, Sheffield when over sixty different Christmas Cribs were exhibited to complement the Communities’ Christmas celebration. The Cribs exhibited were part of a private collection and featured cribs from all over the world.

The display of cribs was organised in aid of the Hallam (Bethlehem) Fund. Over 400 hundred people visited the Library where activities included the exhibition and a range of community activities, with five local choirs singing Christmas carols.

However the highlight of the exhibition was an eye catching crib made entirely of wax with an ornate crib built into a Candle. This crib was made locally.

On Sunday, 18 December an exhibition of entirely different cribs, again from around the world, was staged at St Francis’ Church Hall when over two hundred viewed the display. Many parishioners brought and displayed their own cribs.

Trustees of the Hallam (Bethlehem) Fund wish to thank Greenhill Community Committee for the use of the Library and Louise George for the use of her cribs. Thanks also to Suzanne Staub who organised the St Francis exhibition and to Fr Thornton for the use of the Parish Hall and to those parishioners who displayed cribs.